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Re: Zip/UnZip, *.BB2, long file names

Posted By: Walter Rassbach <>
Date: Tuesday, 25 August 1998, at 6:48 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Windows 98 '*' crash??? (Tom)

Regarding the use of the ARCHIVER.BB2 file, placing the path to PKUNZIP and PKZIP into your PATH statement in AUTOEXEC.BAT also works (yes, the PATH variable still lives -- in NT you can edit it from one of the control panels or build a special purpose one [i.e., just for ZTree] through the properties panel for your shortcut to ZTree). Another thing you may want to edit in the ARCHIVER.BB2 file is the order of the entries since the earlier entries take precedence over the later ones... However, be CAREFUL, the file is a tad delicate, and you should always keep the original from Kim as a backup (and, to compare with newer versions from hime to catch the changes he makes...).

As to the use of PKZIP/PKUNZIP, I strongly recomend that you switch over to the newer command line version (PKZIPC25) available from the PKZip web site since that version handles long filenames correctly...

> I have the same problem and there is no work around to it other
> than to use ZTreeWin (ZTW). Keep your Xtreegold for DOS usage though.

> If you decide to use ZTW ensure you edit the file *.BB2 in
> the ZTW directory if you wish to use the ZIP & Unzip feature
> by placing the path to I.E. PKUNZIP in front of the entry for example
> E:\utility\ ... The reason why I mention this is that the ZIP and
> Unzip feature did'nt appear to work even though I put PKZIP.EXE
> in the ZTW directory. I did no realize that it still required the
> path in the *.BB2 file in front of the PKZIP entry of each line.
> If you use it you will understand what I am on about. Once you have
> fixed it, quite the program then restart and all will be well. The
> text contained within the file *.BB2 does not explain how the file
> is used to any great degree that's why it took me a while to work
> it out.

> ZTW is a great program and is now my replacement for Xtreegold.
> It has the same interface & features with the addition of handling
> long file names. If you use ZTW use the PKZIP V2.5 as it handles
> long file names very well.

> Tom

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